Good morning. Today’s FTB is really just an excuse for me to gush a bit William Nylander. Did you see this ridiculous goal at the World Championships? Yes? Watch it again.
Anyway, he’s having a time at World Championships right now. As an update: Sweden and Canada both progressed to the semi-finals yesterday and we’re one game closer to a William Nylander vs. Mitch Marner final. The winner automatically* claims second place in this year’s Top 25 Under 25 so obviously the outcome is a big deal for them.
The Marlies paid the price for the Leafs’ success | Pension Plan Puppets
Jeremy Bracco is about to lace up and play for the Memorial Cup | Pension Plan Puppets
Another day, another sick William Nylander goal | Pension Plan Puppets
Salary cap projections: Can the Leafs afford Kevin Shattenkirk? | Pension Plan Puppets
Draft Cupcakes: Lias Andersson | Mile High Hockey
2017 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Casey Mittelstadt | Defending Big D
Canada 2 : 1 Germany; Russia 3 : 0 Czech Republic
Canada and Russia will meet in the semis (on Saturday) after both teams won their quarter-final games.
Sweden 3 : 1 Switzerland; Finland 2 : 0 USA
Finland upset the USA. They’ll try for another on Saturday against Sweden.
Anaheim @ Nashville, WCF Game 4
This game happened last night. I’m pre-writing this so I have no idea who will win but it looks like the Ducks will pull even.
Opinion: For Game 4, Murray's the best bet | PensBurgh
Nino Niederreiter would be a great fit in Montreal | Eyes On The Prize
Why the Blackhawks’ championship window may not end for years | Second City Hockey
Memorial Cup for beginners | Raw Charge
Crosstalk: Cam Fowler for the 9th Overall Pick is a Bad Idea but not a Terrible Idea | Winging It In Motown
Islanders name Luke Richardson assistant coach | Lighthouse Hockey
*[according to PPP Kitten Ranch lawyers I am not actually allowed to guarantee this.]